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Aug 3rd 2020, 23:27:07

I'll join you.

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Aug 3rd 2020, 23:25:36

It is documented just not in every right place, as with many other things in this game.

Point is that in say primary, where bonuses have a big impact, but the oil destock isnt great usually, if you nerf the bonuses then fascism will be useless, but if you nerf the oil destock fascism will be unaffected, since most fascist dont even oil destock there. So thats an effective way to nerf the FFO strat in team, alliance and FFA, in which it is OP, without affecting it elsewhere.

I have already posted my suggestion for the oil destock in great detail in a discussion thread started by Pang.

If you nerf bonuses on fascist with the logic that all bonuses need to be the same, the govt in itself too weak and needs a buff, and you still have the oil destock thats kinda destroying the artform that is destocking without it.

So either:
1. Remove fascist permanent bonus bonus.
2. Buff fascist govt
3. Nerf oil destock.

OR just:
1. Nerf oil destock.

My choice would be to do the one thing and see where we land in terms of govt balance and take it from there.

"I haven’t seen any defensible logic why bonuses shouldn’t all be the same."
The absurdity of that statement can best be shown as such:
'I haven’t seen any defensible logic why turns needed to attack shouldn’t all be the same.'
'I haven’t seen any defensible logic why market commissions shouldn’t all be the same.'
'I haven’t seen any defensible logic why BPT formula shouldn’t all be the same.'
'I haven’t seen any defensible logic why military strength shouldn’t all be the same.'
'I haven’t seen any defensible logic why tech effectiveness shouldn’t all be the same.'
'I haven’t seen any defensible logic why indy production shouldn’t all be the same.'

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Aug 3rd 2020, 23:10:56

The fck we do.

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Aug 3rd 2020, 21:48:29

Not my first movie experience but definitely my most movie experience - I have seen Terminator 2: Judgement Day at least 100 times. It's an iconic movie of course. The action scenes are interesting, 'realistic' as long as you can get with the terminator tech, high-tech for the time and heavy. The storyline has some holes in it which can all be forgiven if you start comparing it to other similar movies.
Arnold Schwarzenegger may for other roles be quite a stale actor, but here he is in his element. Not that I cared when I was 8 and saw this every day of an entire summer.

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Aug 3rd 2020, 21:25:57

Gains was like 25th of the ones to be asked to take over and I was not even in the running but the 24 before him said no and then gains said 'OK, but only if I get a scapegoat as my second' and I was forced into that position by blackmail. So if you can find a new willing leader go for it.

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Aug 3rd 2020, 20:38:06

This has been dealt with, she wanted someone to touch her naughty bits and was denied til she gets t10.

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Aug 3rd 2020, 16:47:38

No

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Aug 2nd 2020, 23:52:51

you can calculate it with the formulas. I think the pop formula has not changed since like 2000 at least. PCI formula has, and so has PCI change formula.

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Aug 2nd 2020, 16:59:57

You are on low population due to GS/CM/BR/SR or tax rate/residential tech/govt changes. You will have 3107 tpt in 150 turns or so, depending a bit on what you do with your tax rate.

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Aug 2nd 2020, 16:57:50

And also F is quite weak on servers where oil destock isn't a good destock method, weakening it further might not be ideal.

Make it cost 80 or 100 oil to get the same units as 40 does now. Or make it so it costs 40bbl/acre/turn to increase pm regen by 1000% and toggle that on/off. Either of those would balance it better than now, and the latter would make destocking artful again.

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Aug 2nd 2020, 16:53:39

I think its better to nerf the oil destock. I agree that FFO is too strong but you are adressing it in the wrong end for a plethahora of reasons. Even cashers and techers oil destock so it's clearly that mechanism that should be looked on first.

If that happens and F is still too strong, which I doubt, then yea.

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Aug 1st 2020, 20:31:31

I could log in, yay!

You timed it well I think, I was out all day so wouldn't have noticed it was gone if not for everyone asking me "is boxcar down?" :P

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Jul 31st 2020, 9:50:33

You need to have about 19-20 military tech points per acre, and at most a very small percentage of MBs.

I suggest that you drop land til you have 20 military tech points per acre and then if your private market is not at 35 you are either a theocracy(in which case you've fcked up) or you have too many MBs. If its the latter you can destroy 10-20% of your MBs and check again on private market if the price is $35, if not then; repeat. You only need 1 MB left even tho I perfer more for safety

Just so you dont misunderstand on purpose; this is MILITARY TECH, not military strategy tech. The one on top. 20 points per acre.

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Jul 30th 2020, 1:32:37

We are actually on different sides in this war.

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Jul 29th 2020, 18:25:36

Mad Men I think is an important masterpiece. The drama stuff can be quite boring at times especially in the beginning when you have not yet gotten to know the characters. Later on that stuff becomes interesting as well. But even without that the historical context it is set in in so interesting. You get a totally different look into events that we all read about, some of you might have experienced. But for instance following how people and society react to the moon landing, marilyn monroes death, etc etc is very gratifying and interesting. Well written, must watch.

Chernobyl and The Hot Zone as people have mentioned are two very interesting and must watch mini-series. Especially Chernobyl.

Lots of others have mentioned shows that I like too but need no further mention. No one mentioned Dexter or Better Call Saul tho.

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Jul 29th 2020, 15:22:24

I was able to use the bot on AI server during the seminar, never after or before. I dont know if they changed anything but I have tried countless hours to get it to work. It's really difficult to suggest changes when you cant test them yourself.

The problem with the bots have always been that large changes have been made when a problem has been identified and reported for like a year straight, then new problems arise which are seen immediatly but theres no follow-up. Its not really the fault of devs because its hard to see problems when they dont play. But that we cant play on the AI server with the bot to test changes is a big hurdle in the development, at least from my contributions perspective.

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Jul 29th 2020, 7:00:22

Chems and CDs are still by far more emasculating to the state of war in this game. They make it feel useless to build a good country for most strats, as most strats need a lot of land to function.

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Jul 29th 2020, 6:53:56

I do support a fix that makes it so you can't join after 14.0 days left like now but with the change that you always stay in 72 hours at a minimum. That would make it more or less a waste in all wars instead of just all wars not starting within the 24 hour gap or so that now makes it 'potentially' useful.

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Jul 29th 2020, 6:28:21

Chems rushes are retarded. If they were balanced I'd agree with you.

I case you didnt notice our chem target that went into vacation died 3 sec past midnight after he was forced out of vacation, same amount of chems as he would otherwise have cost us. Maybe he was unlucky, but if he went in sooner we might have just killed another chem target instead of saving our chems for OOV.

I don't think it's an unbalanced mechanic either, unlike the chem rush. Because in the last two sets a total of four countries have gone into vacation and ONE has benefitted from it. 0/3 this set. If wars started 14 days out or 16 days out instead of 14.5 or 15 days out it would be useless, as has been pointed out already. Now it's just 'almost useless'. :P

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Jul 28th 2020, 22:43:00

If I recall it correctly this has been around for a while but it didnt really matter before the techer bots started teching. none of the other bots have any real cash to speak of which means their contribution to the buyout is kinda small. But when the techer bots started teching it messed this up. I was looking to suggest a change that made the techer bots keep exploring a little bit even after reaching their "target acreage" thus reducing the stocked cash a little bit and adding a little bit more land into the game. That would also increase military demand during the mid-endgame, prior to the buyout, and make them have less money to spend on the buyout.

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Jul 28th 2020, 16:28:29

I think a certain mod that moved a thread or two recently has been one that I generally disagree with on everything else related to this game, but not on this. AT is alive and GT for the most part is not, and if moved threads keep people posting and looking on GT it is a good thing. Not to mention it's not the purpose of AT. So I support mods to move threads at their discretion as long as it's warranted, which it has been.

And while I think the original poster's view on Primary and Tourney players is hilarious I dont think its a strong enough reason to agree. :)

Maybe a Dev solution would be to have a forum link to view all forum's recently posted in threads in chronological order at once?
The same as we have on boxcar "recent posts". That way Chevs could get input from all the dipluffs in tournament and primary regardless of where he posts and he wouldn't even know about it, which is like the ultimate insult it seems. :P

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Jul 27th 2020, 23:16:33

Originally posted by Marshal:
gerdler: I have said many times that my postcount can be reseted as long as it happens to everyone. fair and square.

What does fairness have to do with anything, what sin did we all commit to have to read and correct your utter trash that is 97% of your posts?

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Jul 27th 2020, 23:12:56

Great, americans laughing at other americans dying. Maybe I'm just too Pro-life to get past and see the humor in there.

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Jul 27th 2020, 23:01:12

Two less breakers and missile throwers to deal with for a day. Minus 160ish turns? I like it... Of only our nub didn't also panic himself all green. :P

Overused and overhyped.

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Jul 27th 2020, 15:09:49

I think it's scary how much upheaval has been caused by Rona, without thinking of the fatalities which of course are extremely tragic, but more from a broader view in terms of the rise of autocratic or wannabe autocratic changes in previously "free" societies. How little is being done with recommendations and how much is being done with partially or totally movement infringing bans with fines attached.

I would think that in a modern democracy that should be the last option and frankly Im shocked at how soon most countries/regions thought they were at that junction, before considering softer options.

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Jul 27th 2020, 12:02:51

Yeah its absolutely not a fluke. It's a pattern. You are just wrong about the source of the pattern.

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Jul 27th 2020, 6:05:24

Netsquash theres a perfectly valid explaination for those numbers and its not cheating in any sense. I mean there could have been cheating too but what you posted is not. Is there anything else strange or just that? Why do you connect it to a specific player?

I advise that you look to understand before you look to blame.

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Jul 26th 2020, 22:41:01

Sadly reseller as fulll acre MBR is not really viable anymore, not sure it ever was lol. A full acre MBR finish IS viable on team tho. It has won and got a few more T3's.

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Jul 26th 2020, 21:22:10

Theocracy has lower private market sale price so you lose a lot on selling food that way. Switching from monarchy incurrs no losses of any kind, while switching from any other government incurs a loss 14-39% of everything you have on hand(not what you have on the market) so you just have to switch from fasc to mono with all your food on market.

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Jul 26th 2020, 20:43:19

Well on this server you cant easily achieve 200k acres, at least no one has so far. And the "fascist farmer oiler" strategy you are referring to is not all that great here. But in very lengthy resets or in places where the public market is an unsafe bet to get you what you need the FFO strat is epic as it takes the market out of the equation if you want and it can use all the turns of the set with no expenses.

You sell your food as a monarchy with max mil tech and low% MBs then switch to theo and make yourself 100% MBs on a really low acreage, burn oil for units on your PM and buy them with the money you got from selling your food, the purchase is extremely cheap because you are 100% MBs theo with max mil tech.

Of course you can do this with a techer and a casher as well but the difference is that then you are relying on both food and oil selling at affordable prices, which isn't always the case.

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Jul 26th 2020, 11:36:42

I have no idea who suicided Koh in tournament dude. I'm just offering a solution to all his problems. And the fact is the inherent nature of the ladder in tournament means it takes a lot more effort to suicide in a targeted manner even if you immediatly get identified again. Most suiciders get tired and give up, ONLY on tournament.

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Jul 25th 2020, 18:15:45

Plus I admire the effort someone takes 1 set to get up to 2a and then uses that set to suicide you lol.

If you just delete and restart you are back in 2a with a new anonymous country name the set after. You lose 1 set he loses 2 sets.

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Jul 25th 2020, 18:13:33

Yeah, thats why you don't tell everyone your country name to make yourself a target...

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Jul 25th 2020, 16:43:10

Tournament is amazing what are you talking about?

That said it would be nice with double the players again so there could be some beneficial grabs to make.

Team is also all-xp server but others actions decide who wins. Tournament is won by the best all-xp 95% of the time. Even now, without grabbing, it has something that sets it apart in a good way from all other servers.

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Jul 25th 2020, 1:08:49

I have a theory... It's rather farfetched and I won't disclose. But I have a theory.

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Jul 25th 2020, 0:30:09

Tag admins can see what you sent.

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Jul 25th 2020, 0:28:23

It's outing their views or political affiliations tho! :P

Honestly those words are flung around so much here that they've been diluted to worthlessness. Its almost more of a problem that we are not offended by it than the ones who still get offended by it.

Either way Im going no where with this, except; It's time to reset Marshals post count. :)

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Jul 25th 2020, 0:10:03

I listened to a radio host last week and his message, and he laid out his case pretty well, was pretty much that the "religion" that we Swedes cling to is individualism. Thats the idea I'm getting from Archaic about america too. We don't connect it with dislike of government tho. Its a clearcut difference in but the foundation is full of similarities.

We may dislike the ruling party, our prime minister etc, but the government contains so many apolitical levels that we for the most parts trust and value.

I have the impression, I don't know if it's true, that americans value "community" to a much greater extent than we do. I'm not sure exactly what that is but perhaps the neighborhood and/or parish and those who live there. While that still exists in some parts of Sweden, for the most part theres nothing like that. We are bored to tears by our housing cooperative meetings and the like. It takes a long time to get to know our neighbors here. In many areas you are considered a little weird if you say 'hi' when you meet them in the stairs or in the streets. I think that might be something that resonates in urban america, but suburban and rural america is far from it. Is this correct?

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Jul 24th 2020, 23:41:44

Originally posted by iScode:
Originally posted by Requiem:
iScode is from iMag, let's face facts: he is terrible at the game.

Hey I have a top 20 finish!!!!! Lol

Nothing close to what you have capacity for I'm sure! You could get that T10 with some pointers and the motivation to follow.

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Jul 24th 2020, 23:27:39

Originally posted by Nate:

P.S. Would be nice if people had this much passion for the 4th

Those violations seemed to jokingly be portrayed as something good in the only comment I've read on it by this quintet.

Edit: here:
Originally posted by Soviet:
Originally posted by Gerdler:
The incursions into the privacy of citizens is infringed but that is supported by the same people who want guns to fight tyranny. Apparently rights of privacy is not an aspect they deem worth defending. Free speech and the rule of law IS being attacked, but that is fine too, encouranged even.

Maybe they'll load some of these corona idiots into railcars to transport them to "safety".


Is applied to information such as the type that could be/is gathered by the NSA and similar organizations? To me the wording sounds like its applicable.

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Jul 24th 2020, 23:16:01

Thumbs up!

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Jul 24th 2020, 23:06:11

I've kept you guys posting so far lol so it's obviously doing something... If i had written like I did about any other country on earth I would have gotten either a mixed response or it would have been brushed off in jest lol. And it took 4 pages for one of you to accept you have problems but you finally did lol. It's only been attacks coupled with chest beating until then, more or less. If you cant see a problem you can't fix it. And the only reason you are still here is because you feel the need to "defend" your country's honor.

And yeah Archaic the majority of your posts here have been the classical "USA USA"-chants more or less, but now you have agreed that USA had some problems two centuries ago as well as some things you don't agree with now.
Soviet is all about the chants as well, except he thinks the last half century the USA has been run by Chinese plants and believes in QAnon; the direct decendant of Pizzagate, a movement that believes Marina Abramovic is actually several hundred years old and stays young by drinking childrens blood and semen. No one batted an eyelash, so who knows who else believes this, haha. :)
ZEN took an aggressive defensive stand right from the start and was clearly bothered by the thought that US police might have something to learn from others in some regards, even tho my post was made in jest as I had already pointed out and both ZEN and Req referenced and therefore most likely read. His tactic is to agree with everything anyone says to defend USA or throw shade on others as he pointed out, never to look inward, that would be admitting defeat.
Koh, while we clearly don't agree on many issues is at least able to both take things in jest instead of going full on defense or all out attack as soon as someone disagrees.

Your attacks on Sweden I have agreed with more or less, except some not very well thought out. I'm fine with discussing all of them if you want. I agree with several counts as I have said. I'm not bothered by you pointing out the problem, I'm bothered by the problem. And I even encourage you to point out the problems you see so I get more grist for the mill when discussing them with my friends, colleagues and family. Doesn't bother me one bit tho, I'm rubber and you are glue it seems. :)

Here's a exercise for you all. Name one major problem that your country has, that can be fixed by elected representatives on some level, which doesn't shine right through, either by your choice of issue or the problem formulation, that you have picked one of your favorite politicians talking points. :)
I'll give Archaic a pass since he somewhat alluded also to some current issues already.
You won't be branded as traitors if you hug the flag right after posting, thats a rule I heard. :P

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Jul 24th 2020, 21:50:08

See I can do it too. Should I call this the sitcom mentality? Or is there a better name for it?

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Jul 24th 2020, 21:44:20

100%

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Jul 24th 2020, 21:44:03

Originally posted by ZEN:

This is what I am witnessing right now. Its an art form really.

Before anyone even thinks that I (or archaic or KoH or any of the other Americans on this thread) just agree with whatever each other say

Originally posted by ZEN:
Originally posted by Requiem:

Zen, don’t wast your time on trolls.

Requiem single handedly won this thread. I submit to your wisdom.

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Jul 24th 2020, 21:34:41

Originally posted by Soviet:
Gerdler probably think us gun loving Americans stroke our long rifles while we lie on our silk sheets every night.

I think only a minority do. I have no issues with that.

What I think is weird is that its portrayed by americans here that USA is one homogenous blob of like minded people at least in regards to gun rights and the government. I know for a fact it isn't. Or I have been lied to by several of the americans I have befriended both IRL and online.

I know my views on guns, the government, and many other issues align decently well with some americans. Even some Swedes seem to share my views.
Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:

And I came from a very leftist country, there's a reason why my family left that fluff show.

I have never voted left or center-left in my life in the parlimentary elections I've voted in. I guess thats on a standard left-right scale which is kinda outdated by now.

If we are still talking right-left scale theres crap on all parts of the scale and that goes for USA, Argentina and Sweden, as well as most other countries that had brushes with something resembling democracy.

Saying all the problems Argentina has faced can be explained only by a few administrations having been "leftist" is an oversimplification in the extreme. You could probably get further with the analysis that what has been Argentinas downfall has been political turmoil, authoritarianism and a heavy dose of nationalism(which lead to war etc). That said Im not saying your families personal troubles came from this, they might have been the direct result of even just one bad decision. But Argentina has not been untroubled by the right either.

Its a 3D problem which is problematic to explain in 1D, even tho the everything seems to be shoehorned into the left-right continuum these days.

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Jul 24th 2020, 19:58:35

You'd think it wouldnt be needed in a community of like 300 players because idiots that would do such a thing should be rare enough that we have none here. Sadly that is not the case.

Either way I welcome this new rule and it doesn't worry me that I can no longer do what I never felt the need to do. :)